12 Ways to Monetize a Podcast – Plus My Actual Results

How do podcasts make money?

Producing a show takes real work, and if you want to keep your show running, you’ve got to find a way to make it work for you too.

The truth is most shows don’t make any money at all — and it took years before my podcast, The Side Hustle Show, could reasonably be considered a business on its own.

How a Part-Time Dinosaur Podcast Became a Full-Time Business

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There has never been a better time to build an online business around a topic you care about.

This week’s guests on The Side Hustle Show are proof of that.

Garret Kruger and Sabrina Ricci are the husband and wife team behind IKnowDino.com, which started as a side hustle and is now the world’s #1 dinosaur podcast.

Not bad for a couple of non-paleontologists.

15 Ways to Make Money Playing Video Games: Get Paid $4000/mo to Have Fun!

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Yes, you really can get paid to play video games.

With the rise of Esports, Twitch, and professional gamers, there’s never been a better time to monetize your video game hobby.

And the cool part is, you don’t have to be a pro. Even casual gamers are getting in on the action, and in this article I’ll break down some realistic ways to make money playing video games.

10 Big Ideas from 500 Episodes of The Side Hustle Show

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This week it’s the 500th episode of The Side Hustle Show, which just seems crazy to me.

It feels like just yesterday I started this thing in a lot of ways. But it’s been 9 years — I guess time flies when you’re having fun.

In honor of the 500 episode milestone, I wanted to reflect back on 10 big ideas and 10 common themes over the last 9 years.

26 Weekend Jobs to Make Money on the Side: $500+ a Month

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Picking up a new side hustle or weekend job can be a great way to make extra money.

In fact, more people than ever are doing just that. Per the U.S. Census Bureau report, about 13M U.S workers have more than one job.

In this post, I’ll share some of the most popular weekend jobs–and hopefully a few you’ve never thought of too!

50+ Apps That Pay You Real Money: The Best Money Making Apps of 2022

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We’re hooked on our devices, but did you know your smartphone can actually make you money every month? Here are some of my favorite money making apps and money saving apps.

Some are completely passive after you set them up, while others take a little more time.

I’ve broken these down by category, and encourage you to pick and install the ones that make the most sense for you.

Usually Hustling, Occasionally Social

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